Reboot Featured in New Service Design Textbook
On March 23rd, Panthea Lee will join fellow contributors for the launch of An Introduction to Service Design: Designing the Invisible by Laura Penin. Hosted by the Parsons School of Design, IDSA, and SD-NYC, panelists will discuss their projects featured in the book—including Reboot’s My Voice—and the future of design education. RSVP for the book launch and order your issue today.
Debating Emerging Issues in African Internet Freedom
On Thursday April 26 at 10:30am Chioma Agwuegbo will speak on the topic of digital inclusion as a right at a panel at the Internet Freedom Forum in Abuja, Nigeria. Sponsored by the Ford Foundation, Google, Facebook, and others, the event will bring together civil society organizations, policy makers, and tech enthusiasts to discuss emerging issues of internet freedom in Africa. Follow along at #IFF2018.
Shaping the Future of Civic Tech
Zack Brisson and Chioma Agwuegbo will take part in mySociety’s The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference, known as TICTec, on April 18th and 19th in Lisbon, Portugal. They will join researchers, practitioners, and donors in exploring the progress and pitfalls of civic technology initiatives worldwide. Follow the conversation at #TICTeC2018.
Discussing Design for Good from Across Sectors
On April 7th, Zack Brisson will speak at a panel on design for good at Designation, a conference organized by the Princeton University group Business Today. Panelists from the New York City government and the private sector will discuss how design principles can be used across sectors to revolutionize social change. The conference will take place at Spring Studios in Tribeca, New York City.
“Strengthening Kenyan Media” Report Featured in Business Daily
Business Daily, a Nairobi-based newspaper by the Nation Media Group, published an op-ed by Ory Okolloh of Omidyar Network discussing Reboot’s latest report: Strengthening Kenyan Media. The article calls for a robust debate on the Kenyan media ecosystem, citing findings from our research on the challenges facing a free and vibrant press, as well as opportunities to strengthen the press as public watchdog.
Join Reboot at SXSW’s Cities Summit
On March 13th in Austin, Texas, Zack Brisson will moderate From Publishing Data to Solving Problems as part of SXSW’s first ever Cities Summit, a convening of civic leaders, creative citizens, and urbanists. Panelists Adrienne Schmoeker of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Data and Analytics, Mary Tobin of the Brownsville Partnership, and Hadassah Damien of the Participatory Budgeting Project will share tales from their experiences using NYC open data to fight poverty, change lives, and build community. Join us! #SXSW #CitiesatSXSW #changeliveswithdata